This article reviews a Conference
Process that was introduced to help Companies, Regional Development Organisations and
Universities to evolve and share their perspectives on the active business led concept of
the Corporate University.
forms part of an evolving initiative launched by the Copenhagen Business School. The
conference entitled Trends in Corporate Universities - September 2001 - had an agenda that
contained state-of-the art presentations about the theory and practice of the corporate
university concept and also Company presentations about the progress they are making in
evolving their particular corporate university applications.
The conference objective was aimed
at raising the visibility of the potential of the corporate university and it's capacity
to renew and enhance organisational effectiveness and strategic development processes.
From these observations and discussions it was expected that delegates would be in an
informed position to evolve a realistic and sustainable vision of the corporate university
and fully grasp it's vital contribution as an engine for change and business development.